Instructors

Delta Film Topper

TEACHER COORDINATOR

Jennifer McKee – Teacher Coordinator of the Delta Film Academy

Jennifer earned her teaching degree in 2013 and has come equipped with the enthusiasm, patience, and savvy required to lead our eclectic group of instructors and students at the Delta Film Academy. No stranger to performance herself (with a BFA in Theatre from SFU) Jennifer understands the needs and demands of a creative industry. We couldn’t be happier to have Jennifer guiding the way and creatively implementing space for the Academy to flourish and grow.

FILM PRODUCTION ACADEMY

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Garnet Campbell – Instructor for the Film Production Academy

With more than 15 years of hands-on experience in media production, Garnet Campbell is highly equipped to teach students tangible and relevant film production skills. As an independent filmmaker himself, his knowledge extends to cinematography, lighting, sound and post-production skills. Garnet’s passion for storytelling is evident in the enthusiasm with which he leads the class, encouraging students to explore their creativity while taking their skills to new heights.

Jamie Munro – Film Production Academy Instructor

Jamie Munro is a filmmaker with 10 years of experience running her own video production company, Whisper Media. After building the business from scratch and working with companies like Lush Cosmetics, Saje Wellness and the City of Vancouver, Jamie understands what it takes to create successful online video campaigns for big brands. Jamie graduated from McGill University with a degree in film studies and theatre, and teaching has always been a passion of hers working as a riding instructor and piano teacher during high school. She loves seeing the students light up when they pick up a camera for the first time, and hopes to guide this passion for each student into solid skills they can take with them into the future. 

Jason Mills – Film Production Instructor

Jason Mills is an avid independent filmmaker from Vancouver, B.C. He grew up in Southampton, England and at the age of 12, made his transition to Vancouver. Jason was always interested in filmmaking from an early age. He produced homemade short films with his friends for fun, and eventually realized he had a strong passion for the arts. It was during his high school English class where he produced a movie instead of a written assignment, that he immersed himself in the world of film. At the young age of 23, Jason made his first feature film, “They Came from the Attic” also known as, “Above Us Lives Evil” which eventually sold to Lions Gate UK and was picked up by a distribution company in the US and Canada. Jason pursued his love for filmmaking, eventually filming his second feature film, a lost footage horror film, “The Changing of Ben Moore”. At only 31 years old, Jason is currently working on his third film “3 Hours Till Dead”. Jason is a writer, producer, director and set decker on his own films and with the help of a great team he continues to pursue his love for film.

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Jennifer Rose Garcia – Film Acting Instructor

Jennifer Rose Garcia is an actress known for her commitment, energy and unapologetic enthusiasm for the arts. Born and raised in the prairies of Winnipeg, Manitoba she was inspired to act and perform first through her passion of singing. Throughout high school, she developed a liking for acting and continued to pursue a degree in Theatre and Performance at The University of Winnipeg, while also obtaining a Bachelor of Education. After breaking into the film industry in Winnipeg, she had found success in booking short films which have landed her opportunities to appear in local and national film festivals, and win awards in acting categories. Since relocating to Vancouver, Jennifer has appeared on many popular networks such as CW, Disney, Lifetime, MTV, E Entertainment, etc. She has worked and trained in the film and theatre communities in Winnipeg, Vancouver, New York, Bangkok and France. When Jennifer is not acting, she is coaching, teaching, writing and producing in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver BC.

Cameron Bancroft – Film Acting Instructor

Born in Winnipeg, B.C., Cameron has been an actor on the scene in both L.A. and Vancouver. He is best known for his work on General Hospital, The Beachcombers but recently can be seen in several episodes of Cedar Cove, Once Upon a Time and staring in many T.V. movies shot locally. Cameron’s passion for teaching is evident in his instruction and we are thrilled to welcome his to the team.

VISUAL EFFECTS ACADEMY

Matthew Macdonald-Bain – VFX Instructor

Matthew MacDonald-Bain is a Vancouver-based actor, sound designer and visual artist. He is a graduate of Studio 58 Theatre Program at Langara College and has worked in film and theatre for over a decade with companies like Arts Club and Bard on the Beach. With his multi-disciplinary skills and enthusiasm for animation and visual FX, Matthew is thrilled to be bringing students into this fantastic, opportunity-filled industry.

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